I have had a passion for the world of Circus from a very early age. When I was taken to Sir Robert Fossett's Circus as a surprise treat. I have collected Circus memorabilia for many years and since the early 1990's. I have developed a keen interest in Circus photography. For several years now I have written articles for the World's Fair weekly newspaper which also includes photographs of the performances. Circus photography can be challenging, due to often low lights and fast moving subjects, but that it's all the part of the attraction to try and capture the moment.
Chelsea BuckleyAndrews pictures are spectacular, he always manages to capture the heart behind the performance. He is super professional and thanks to him I’ve had so many amazing images I’ve used for self promotion which have been greatly admired. Thankyou Andy.
The Moscow State Circus ™We often use Andrew Paynes' images in our posters, website and promotional material. Andrew is very professional and his pictures are great! We would not hesitate to recommend his work to anyone interested in stage photography.
Gifford’s Circus"Andrew’s photos capture the essence of the moment, the movement, the colours, the feelings and are beautifully composed."
TAKIS, Production designer Gifford’s Circus.